Formula E 2018/19

Formula E 2018/19

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MyVTECGoesBwaaah

684 posts

86 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Qualifying a touch later at 8:25 and a change in format. Presumably the rain causing this.

Few of mistakes in a combined shorter practice, should be interesting!

Edited by MyVTECGoesBwaaah on Saturday 15th December 08:17

Teddy Lop

1,494 posts

11 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Piginapoke said:
New cars, new drivers, wet practice and qualifying and no-one's turned up to watch.
TBF it takes hardcore fans with some investment to go stand in the rain to watch sport. I'm only out of bed and watching it live as I've a few minutes to kill before going to work.

What are peoples opinions on the various available broadcasters WRT commentary as I'm sure they're all wanging the same feed, eurosport commentator is obviously new to motorsport and decided to learn as he goes.

Dillman penalised as his team didn't understand the hastily implemented rules? Great start!

Kneedragger95

87 posts

19 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Teddy Lop said:
What are peoples opinions on the various available broadcasters WRT commentary as I'm sure they're all wanging the same feed.
I'm watching on BT ESPN and the commentators have spoken over every single team radio so far, very annoying.
They also don't seem to know the rules very well either, such as how the qualifying format works. It's quite frustrating as a newcomer to watching Formula E, as I myself am not sure of the rules.

JonChalk

2,017 posts

54 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Kneedragger95 said:
They also don't seem to know the rules very well either, such as how the qualifying format works.
Tricky today as FE have buggered about with the format because of the delays due to rain - this is not a planned Quali format.

Eric Mc

106,998 posts

209 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Lentilist said:
Eric Mc said:
So they LOOK identical and they SOUND identical. The bits that are different are invisible and unnoticed to the observer?

That is guaranteed to ensure lack of interest.
Fully spec or outwardly spec doesn't seem to hurt interest in F2 or Indycar, so not sure it's a reason for lack of interest in Formula E? I'd imagine a striking and/or creative livery is more than enough for most people when it comes to variety.
Hmmm - interest in motor sport worldwide is declining in most categories of the sport and I wonder why. I am pretty convinced lack of variety on grids is a factor.

Kneedragger95

87 posts

19 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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JonChalk said:
Tricky today as FE have buggered about with the format because of the delays due to rain - this is not a planned Quali format.
Fair enough, I'm new to watching the sport so I'm not sure on the rules etc myself.

MyVTECGoesBwaaah

684 posts

86 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Surprised you don't get the world feed commentators on BT/Eurosport.

Very mixed up qualifying session, sudden stop in the barrier at the end there! The race could very well be rather stop/start.

I love the graphics, the disappointed gestures from the drivers when they crash/retire is great! laugh

Kraken

1,073 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Eric Mc said:
Hmmm - interest in motor sport worldwide is declining in most categories of the sport and I wonder why. I am pretty convinced lack of variety on grids is a factor.
Far more likely to do with car ownership and driving in general falling amongst the younger generations. There just isn't the need to own or drive a car for many so they never get interested in them.

MyVTECGoesBwaaah

684 posts

86 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Jaguar eTrophy support race is about to start, see it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blzK3MMZBAY

HustleRussell

16,684 posts

104 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Season 5 round 1 and the presentation of this series is still a shambles. The sound in particular- microphones not working, commentators talking over team radio etc.

Now trying to find out how to watch on TV as I’m sure it’s supposed to be on the red button but the Formula E website isn’t working...

FourWheelDrift

77,554 posts

228 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Now that's a comedy national anthem. Are they playing it on kazoos?

FourWheelDrift

77,554 posts

228 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Oh and (Eurosport) the American anchor commentator Bob Varsha, Jagwar...I hate that.

ajprice

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16,328 posts

140 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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HustleRussell said:
Season 5 round 1 and the presentation of this series is still a shambles. The sound in particular- microphones not working, commentators talking over team radio etc.

Now trying to find out how to watch on TV as I’m sure it’s supposed to be on the red button but the Formula E website isn’t working...
https://youtu.be/j9DZ24Azy5E

Audi powered cars starting from the back because they all had power spikes riding the bumps. Software issue.

Adrian W

11,250 posts

172 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Ion think a Rotax Max would go round here quicker

Kraken

1,073 posts

144 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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HustleRussell said:
Season 5 round 1 and the presentation of this series is still a shambles. The sound in particular- microphones not working, commentators talking over team radio etc.

Now trying to find out how to watch on TV as I’m sure it’s supposed to be on the red button but the Formula E website isn’t working...
99% of the radio in FE is the driver reporting on battery consumption so it's not worth stopping for it.

HustleRussell

16,684 posts

104 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Kraken said:
99% of the radio in FE is the driver reporting on battery consumption so it's not worth stopping for it.
In the wet and drying qualifying session? The commentators were speculating about what the qualifying format and rules were supposed to be while Dillman was exploring and reporting on the car / track conditions. That was my first exposure to Formula E season 5.

Clockwork Cupcake

60,869 posts

216 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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I thought I'd give Formula E another go.

Gosh, I thought F1 was a little artificial with DRS and silly penalties, but this is another level. Fan boost, Attack Mode (by driving over a special area off the racing line), drive-through penalties for using a little too much power... silly graphics, incidental music in replays, pulsing LED lights on the Halo device ....

It's all a bit of a culture shock for me.

Nice to see Phillipe-baby driving though.

phil1979

3,088 posts

159 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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The replay music is very grating

JonChalk

2,017 posts

54 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Gosh, I thought F1 was a little artificial with DRS and silly penalties, but this is another level. Fan boost, Attack Mode (by driving over a special area off the racing line), drive-through penalties for using a little too much power... silly graphics, incidental music in replays, pulsing LED lights on the Halo device ....
All true, but close racing, overtakes, hard defending, cars are noticeably quicker than last year......

....plus a choice of four channels to watch it on, two of which are FREE, two of which are free to me.

Adrian W

11,250 posts

172 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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What is wrong with these commentators, they would try to talk it up if someone was going to the toilet